The Río Bravo Reserve (Valle del Cauca, Colombia) is part of one of the world’s most biologically rich and threatened areas. Fundación Trópico is committed to protecting the rich biodiversity of the region of Valle del Cauca, in Colombia, including Río Bravo, as well as supporting communities that want to live in harmony with nature.
Community development project in the lower basin of the Calima River, Municipality of Buenaventura, Valle de Cauca, Colombia – where the target population is made up of displaced and returnee Afro-Colombian communities.
The Mis Corazones Alegres Foundation is a non-profit organisation aimed at improving the quality of life of older adults by providing them with board and lodging and personal care in a loving environment. The project has around 20 older adults in its care, and is currently working from a rented house in the Prado Centro area of Medellín.
This video highlights one client’s journey to reclaiming a life of health and wellness, utilizing Quest Center‘s integrative approach to healing: one-on-one therapy, yoga, acupuncture, osteopathic manipulation, Chinese medicine, naturopathy, community building, and wellness workshops.
Mercury Use in Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining
This video with Yayasan Tambuhak Sinta’s Technical Director, Sumali Agrawal , describes the use of mercury in gold extraction in small-scale mining activities. It further underlines the risks that mercury poses to the surrounding environment and people. It also presents an overview of alternative, environmentally-friendly methods that can be applied in place of mercury amalgamation.
The Manado Method
Video made by Yayasan Tambuhak Sinta’s Sumali Agrawal in conjunction with Borneo Productions International about a natural alternative to mercury in gold mining. This method has been pioneered by small-scale miners in North Sulawesi and uses ijuk, a strong and sturdy fibre that comes from the bark of the sugar palm tree that grows all over Indonesia.
Puppeteers Without Borders trains peer educators in topics such as reproductive anatomy, contraception and sexual violence, with the aim of supporting teachers’ capacity to promote knowledge and positive healthy beliefs and behaviors.
Erica spent several weeks in early 2016 visiting the Paulusheim Refugee Centre in Bonn, Germany where she worked with the people there to express their experiences creatively through drawing and story telling. Erica took this material to create this paper-theatre show which was performed five times in Bonn in mid-November 2016.
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